Namelok Tumaina

Namelok Tumaina

Namelok and her sister Florence come from a polygamist family with three wives and sixteen children. Their father is very old and their mother, who is an alcoholic, has left them and their home to sell alcohol in a nearby town. The two sisters have been living with an older step brother. The sisters learned that they were both to undergo FGC and be married off very soon. Her uncle, who is a pastor and very poor, gave them 100 shilling ($1), and said to run to their mothers place. Their mother did not want them and told them to go to their uncle’s place. Namelok told her school teacher what was happening and why she was not in school. Her teacher told the local police and chief. Since the marriage had not taken place there was nothing the police could do. The chief contacted the local MGEF Board member, who immediately brought both girls to the Kajiado office. The girls were both given sponsorships and both were taken to AIC Girls Primary school. Namelok was enrolled in class 2 in May 2019.

Date of Birth: 4/7/2009
Started Program: May 2019
Start Grade: 2rd Grade (Class 2)
Current Grade: 2nd Grade (Class 2)
School: AIC Girls Primary School
Sponsored: Yes